DIY Paint Furniture

Learn how to paint your furniture to give it a fresh and modern look. It’s easy to find furniture and make it your own.

~The Supplies~

Chalk Paint
100 grain sand paper block
Paste Finishing Wax

~The Steps~

Step 1

This piece was a little dusty so I wiped her down with a disinfectant wipe (love those things!!) I also took off her nobs and luckily this piece just sits together so not other dismantling.

Step 2

Here's my first coat. You can tell there are darker and lighter spots - that's because this paint dries sooooo fast!

Step 3

And then that was dry, I turned it over and painted the top parts ...

Step 4

After it was finished drying I lightly sanded the piece with 100 grain sand paper block. You can find these pretty cheap at Lowes or Home Depot. Then come in a set of 2 for $3. Otherwise you can find them at Walmart for $2.50ish a piece. In my opinion sanding just helped get rid of some of the paint brush lines. It takes just a sec to do and not a whole lot of energy.

In total I did 3 coats before I was happy and sanded 3 times.

Step 5

After everything was painted, it looked great but was missing something. So I took my 100 grain sand block and just distressed it a bit. Here's the door finished -

Step 6

Now when you're done painting and (if you choose) distressing there's an extra step you can do which really completes the piece. Use the Paste Finishing Wax, You can find this in the hardware department, I got mine at Lowes. A 1lb can cost me $9.97 and it has lasted me multiple projects. This particular wax comes in natural and special dark. I used natural.

If you haven't used wax, it's super easy! Get a cleaning rag, grab come wax (don't be shy! Just dig in there!) and spread it all over your project. You will be able to see in the light where you have applied it and where you haven't. I applied a thick coat and let it sit for 30-40 minutes then I got tired of waiting! I got another cleaning rag and just rubbed the wax off. EASY!

I love the finished project and I've done the same steps on a few pieces now.


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